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If you’ve been after authentic Lebanese cuisine but still haven’t visited Arabella, then you’re in for a treat. Open 365 days a year, this Newtown fixture is known serving some of Sydney’s freshest traditional Lebanese dishes, as well as for its friendly service, belly-dancing nights and laid-back atmosphere. Found on King Street, in between Newtown and King Street stations, Arabella is open every day of the week for dinner, with additional opening hours for Sunday lunch.
The most delicious Lebanese food! With a friendly and attentive owner who always asks how everything is. We love arabella's! The banquet is great, a little taste of everything!!
A little slow to get the bill at the end of the meal, the set menu for 2 was great value for money with a lot of breads, dips and meat. We had a wonderful evening.
Poor service, food come out with long delays, between dishes. Trashy middle eastern techno was played way too loudly at intervals. Service was chaotic, rushed and impersonal. Food was tasty but way over priced.
With over two decades experience under his belt, Arabella’s owner and head chef is proud to share his restaurant’s excellent Lebanese cuisine with the people of Sydney. Known for hosting fabulous events, including regular bellydancing performances, Arabella offers an entertaining and comfortable environment in addition to superb Middle Eastern cuisine. With some of the friendliest service in Newtown, you’ll never want to leave this popular Lebanese restaurant on King Street.
Begin your meal at Arabella with an array of cold mezze like kibbeh, mixed pickles, green beans and stuffed vine leaves, or take salads like tabbouleh, rocket salad (with beetroot, tomato, sumac, onion and lemon) or fattoush. Take a look at Arabella’s Special menu and choose from options like the vegetarian mixed plate with bamia, hummus, fattoush, spinach triangles, potatoes and falafel, or order the araais, a pizza-style Lebanese bread with marinated diced meat, herbs, chilli, garlic and lemon. The seafood on offer is never a bad choice – the grilled baby octopus is especially popular among regulars – and the poultry dishes are not to be missed. Usually rather busy, reservations are a smart idea for this restaurant in Sydney’s Newtown.